arear

1 of 2

transitive verb

-ed/-ing/-s
obsolete
: to raise up: such as
a
: to set up : erect
b
: to raise in rank or status

arear

2 of 2

adverb

əˈ-
: in or to the rear
went arear for rest and rehabilitation

Word History

Etymology

Transitive verb

Middle English arearen, areren, from Old English ārǣran (akin to Gothic urraisjan), from ā- (perfective prefix) + rǣran to rear, raise

Adverb

a- entry 1 + rear (noun)

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“Arear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arear. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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